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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) for arresting newsman’s assailants

LAHORE- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) has strongly condemned the attack by some unidentified persons on the chief reporter of daily The News, Shakil Shaikh in a busy Islamabad area, and expressed concern over delay in apprehending those responsible for the dastardly act. The president of CPNE Arif Nizami, in a statement, deplored […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) elections

KARACHI- Hameed Haroon of Dawn Group of Publications and Kazi Asad Abid of Ibrat Group has been elected respectively as President and Secretary-General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). According to an APNS press release, the newly elected Executive Committee, which held its first meeting, also elected Zia Shahid of daily Khabrain as Senior Vice-President, […]


Wage Board meeting on April 12

ISLAMABAD- The next meeting of the Seventh Wage Board for Newspaper Employees will be held April 12 to discuss the wages of newspaper employees. The two-day eighth meeting of the Board to be held at 11:00 am in the Committee Room of the Ministry of Labour, Pak Secretariat – would also discuss the modality about […]


Three newsmen held in Khairpur

KHAIRPUR- Three journalists were arrested in separate incidents and one of them was released. According to details, Kot Diji police registered a case against four persons including two journalists on the complaint of a Tapedar, Ghulam Shabbir Abbasi, accusing them of creating hurdles in the official work and attacking the Tapedar. Those nominated were: Liquat […]


Newspaper industry facing financial crunch: APNS chief

KARACHI- Mir Shakilur Rehman, President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), said that newspapers in the country were facing a multiple crunch economically and it was important that the advertising agencies extend maximum support to the print media. He was addressing at a dinner hosted for the APNS members by Orient-McCann chief SH Hashmi […]


Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demands protection for journalists

WASHINGTON- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed its alarm to Generel Musharraf over the “brutal abduction and beating” of Shakil Shaikh, chief reporter of The News. In a statement the New York-based CPJ condemned the incident. It urged General Musharraf to demonstrate publically that his administration would not allow journalists to be attacked […]


Attack on newsman condemned

KARACHI- The editorial staff of The News Karachi condemned the kidnapping and torture on one chief reporter of The News Rawalpindi, Shakil Shaikh and described the act as an attack on freedom of the press. A meeting of the reporters, presided over by head of the reporting, Ibrahim Khan, passed a resolution and expressed profound […]


Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) protests against media buying houses registration

KARACHI- The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has sent a memorandum to the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) urging that media buying houses should not be registered and their operation should be carefully mentioned so that these are not misused by certain vested interest. The communication from PAA Chairman Jamshed Qureshi said that media buying houses […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) meeting

KARACHI- The General Council of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) shall hold its extraordinary and annual meetings on March 31 at the APNS Secretariat, Karachi. The Secretary-General, APNS, Arshad Zuberi announced that the extraordinary general meeting will consider proposed amendments to the constitution of the society. Later the annual general council would discuss the conditions […]


The News chief reporter abducted, thrashed

ISLAMABAD- Five unidentified persons kidnapped Shakil Shaikh, chief reporter of The News, at gunpoint in broad daylight from near the main commercial centre of Islamabad and beat him severely for three and a half hours before abandoning him in a deserted village some miles away. Shakil sustained multiple injuries including head injury when he was […]


Dawn in Islamabad

Dawn’s Islamabad edition was launched as the former chief editor of the newspaper, Ahmad Ali Khan, pressed the button around 10:30pm to switch on the presses. Khan Sahib flew in Islamabad in the afternoon with his wife, well known Urdu short story writer Hajira Mansoor, specially to launch the newspaper which is already being published […]


Hafizabad newsmen’s concern

HAFIZABAD- Press Club Hafizabad has expressed its resentment over the non-issuance of permission cards by the Election Authority to observe the polls in the district. The local correspondent went from pillar to post to get the cards during the past three days but the concerned authorities told them that they have not received the cards. […]


Foreign media teams arrives in Sukkur for polls coverage

SUKKUR- Several teams of foreign journalists have arrived here to cover the second phase of local bodies (LB) elections being held in Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Naushehro Feroze Nawabshah districts on March 21. Correspondents of some foreign news agencies arrived and interviewed leaders of various political parties about the prospect position of their candidates and the […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) team meets Wage Board chief

ISLAMABAD- A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, led by APNS President Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, held an informal meeting with Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspapers Employees Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. The meeting was facilitated by Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood in a bid to resolve the ensuing deadlock caused by the non-appearance of employers’ […]